Calls for Artists

Local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media, including RACC calls for artists.

We do not upload files with notices but enter an abbreviated form and then direct viewers to the organizations website. So we prefer short descriptions with contact information and deadline, that we can easily paste into our site. To find out more about listed items, please use the contact information for that notice. Do not contact RACC, unless it is listed as a RACC opportunity.

This service is free to the public.To submit a notice for this page, email the listing to mbauer@racc.org.

7/20/15
7/20/15

Filmmakers from all over the Portland, OR area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at...

Event starts: 7/31/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority”) seeks statements of qualifications (“SOQ”) from artists or artist teams (“Artist”) to collaborate...

Deadline: 7/31/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

We’ve all had our minds entangled in the mystery of the great American classic, "The Twilight Zone," and that is the theme for the upcoming juried art exhibit at the Renton History...

Deadline: 7/31/15
6/16/15
6/16/15

Kimberly Kent is accepting submissions for two-dimensional art for the interior space of The Barcelona at Beaverton, located in South West Beaverton, Oregon. All Pacific Northwest artists are...

Deadline: 7/31/15
6/9/15
6/9/15

Seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. They support art in all media and forms.

ELIGIBILITY This...

Deadline: 7/31/15
6/5/15
6/5/15

Limelight Wheels launches Design Contest to introduce Beautiful Bike Wheel Covers coming to Kickstarter 

GRAND PRIZE: Bike Dream Kit ($250 value) + exposure + if they get funded,...

Deadline: 7/31/15
3/17/15
3/17/15

Last year, The Beaverton Resource Guide (BRG) held a very successful Art & Poetry contest that raised over $200 for the Beaverton Library Foundation. For 2015, we hope to raise even more money...

Deadline: 7/31/15
7/21/15
7/29/15

Put your creative brain to the test: design The Moth’s first-ever GrandSLAM trophy! Are you skilled in vector design or eager to try a new challenge? Send your vision for what the Moth...

Deadline: 8/2/15
7/28/15
7/28/15

The annual N.E.W. Show features some of the newest, most innovative works around. This exhibition is open to any artist working in any media. The only stipulations are that the work...

Deadline: 8/3/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

The Columbia City Gallery is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 101h Annual Juried Exhibit. Jurors for the exhibit are Royal Alley-Barnes (Executive Director, Langston Hughes...

Deadline: 8/3/15
7/27/15
7/27/15

Theme: Landscape and Architecture

This juried group photography exhibition will examine contemporary landscape and architectural photography. What is the process and diversity of...

Deadline: 8/5/15
7/10/15
7/10/15

If you haven’t read Ruminate and would like to get a better feel for the type of visual artwork that they publish, you can order a copy of Issue 33: Artist...

Deadline: 8/5/15
6/29/15
6/29/15

A Phd student is  looking for art makers interested in participating in a research project about art making and environmental restoration.  The project will focus on adults (over 21)...

Deadline: 8/5/15
6/24/15
6/24/15

Theme: Landscape and Architecture

This juried group photography exhibition will examine contemporary landscape and architectural photography. What is the process and diversity of...

Deadline: 8/5/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

In partnership with the City of Shoreline, the community group “Celebrating Ronald Bog” invites proposals for placement of temporary outdoor artworks in Ronald Bog Park, a 13-acre park...

Deadline: 8/7/15
7/15/15
7/15/15

Kimberly Kent is accepting submissions for two-dimensional art for the interior space of Oregon Reproductive Medicine, located in Portland, Oregon. All Pacific Northwest artists are invited to...

Deadline: 8/8/15
6/10/15
6/10/15

The roles of gender and sexuality vary from culture to culture. But, we are living through an increasingly global community awareness where progression for human rights equality is made at...

Deadline: 8/8/15
7/29/15
7/29/15

The NMSU University Art Gallery invites artists of all levels, ages, and locations to submit digital files of original works in consideration for our UAG Biannual Banner Project. In conjunction...

Deadline: 8/10/15
7/10/15
7/10/15

The People's Treasury is a special community exhibition honoring the multicultural diversity and rapidly changing landscape of East Portland. The People's Treasury ...

Deadline: 8/10/15
7/8/15
7/8/15

The FPAC is seeking submissions for Welcome/Entry Designs to be installed at five strategic city entry locations. Proposals should express a connection to the City of Fife and shall reflect the...

Deadline: 8/10/15
7/15/15
7/15/15

The Oregon State Fair Fine Arts Competition is an exhibition that runs concurrently with the Oregon State Fair.  This year the exhibit is from August 28 to September 7, 2015 and the...

Deadline: 8/11/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

Union Street Gallery (IL) invites artists from all over the nation working in photography to submit work to our 2015 fall national juried exhibit.  September 23 - October 24, 2015.

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Deadline: 8/12/15
7/15/15
7/15/15

The Maude Kerns Art Center invites artists to submit to the 22nd annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit, October 16 – November 6, featuring two- and three-dimensional work related to the...

Deadline: 8/14/15
6/25/15
6/25/15

For many artists, the words of writer Wendell Berry ring true - “if you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” A sense of place can be an essential element...

Deadline: 8/14/15
7/31/15
7/31/15

The Fall Festival of Arts combines 3 days of art events in Troutdale and Cascade Locks, October 2nd through October 4th, 2015.  Saturday is the keystone event in Troutdale, Oregon, with fine...

Final Deadline: 8/15/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

Persimmon Tree, an online magazine, is a showcase for the creativity and talent of women over sixty.

Persimmon Short Takes: Readers are invited to submit a short nonfiction...

Deadline: 8/15/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

Sea Mar Community Health Centers seeks emerging and established Latino/a artists to submit work and qualifications to exhibit in the Fiestas Patrias celebration occurring September 19-20 at...

Deadline: 8/16/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

A Call to Artists/Photographers” for “Abstract II”.  Cash Prizes Have Doubled - $1,500 in Cash and $6,825 in Extensive Marketing – ...

Deadline: 8/17/15
7/15/15
7/16/15

The Milwaukie Arts Committee (artMOB) is pleased to invite sculptors to submit proposals for Milwaukie’s outdoor sculpture garden with the theme “A Celebration of Water.” Your...

Deadline: 8/17/15
7/1/15
7/1/15

Our open call for NEWSPACE NOW!: 2015 Members’ Salon is now up and running. All current members are welcome to participate in the exhibition! One work from each member will be selected to...

Deadline: 8/17/15
5/15/15
5/15/15

Seattle Sounders FC is looking for artists and fans alike to design an official, commemorative matchday poster for each home game this 2015 season. Each poster will become a part of Sounders FC...

Deadline: 8/19/15
7/27/15
7/27/15

GuatePhoto invites photographers from all around the world to submit their work to the Open Call. Fifteen portfolios and 30 photobooks will be selected as part of the two main exhibitions of the...

Deadline: 8/21/15
7/27/15
7/27/15

The National Collage Society, Inc. is hosting its 31st Annual Juried Exhibit. The show is open to all artist internationally and will feature original mixed media glued collages. Works may be two...

Deadline: 8/21/15
7/27/15
7/27/15

The Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Michelle Grabner, is a major survey of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts...

Deadline: 8/21/15
7/22/15
7/22/15

The Cowlitz County Historical Society is accepting proposals from artists interested in creating an indoor mural approximately 9.5 ft. by 16 ft. for the Historical Museum’s new...

Deadline: 8/21/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

"Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction," the 17th international art-sci juried art-sci exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations to be held at the New York Hall of...

Deadline: 8/23/15
7/29/15
7/29/15

Juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to...

Deadline: 8/24/15
7/24/15
7/24/15

There is no “theme” for this Art Call for this exhibition; it is open to all subject matter. The curator and judges will select work based...

Deadline: 8/24/15
7/20/15
7/20/15

THEME | Illuminate
All types of subject matter, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

JUROR | Elizabeth Avedon
Elizabeth Avedon is an...

Deadline: 8/26/15
5/6/15
5/6/15

Oregon Book Awards are available for original work published or produced in the following categories:

  • Poetry, including chapbooks of more than 20 pages in length....
Deadline: 8/28/15
7/10/15
7/10/15

Abstract art can be depicted through many mediums and cover various themes such as figurative, representational or geometric which in turn, are executed in  varying degrees of abstraction. In...

Deadline: 8/29/15
7/24/15
7/24/15

798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, held annually and based in the world-renowned 798 Art District in...

Deadline: 8/31/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

Announcing a call for choreographers/dance companies with contemporary work to be presented at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, an annual dance festival A Contemporary Dance Festival, February 13th...

Deadline: 8/31/15
6/30/15
6/30/15

PECOFacet, world leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of advanced filtration and separation systems, announces the I PECOFacet International Painting Competition. This competition...

Deadline: 8/31/15
6/19/15
6/19/15

The Melbourne Main Street and the City of Melbourne, FL invites fine artists to submit their artwork to the 22nd annual Melborune Main Street Fall Festival, this November 6–8. This year...

Deadline: 8/31/15
5/26/15
5/26/15

Art in the Park @ South Lake Union is an affordable open air art market geared to the millennials and surrounding neighborhood. The location can't be beat and the booth prices are a steal!...

Deadline: 8/31/15
5/1/15
5/1/15

The Guardino Gallery will be viewing art for consideration for their 2016 schedule.  Also looking for art for the Day of the Dead and Little Things for 2015. Call the...

Deadline: 8/31/15
3/24/15
3/24/15

12x16 gallery has been exhibiting contemporary art by members and guest artists for 10 years.  See the website below for examples of the art exhibited.  They are currently seeking...

Deadline: 8/31/15
7/28/15
7/28/15

Have your poetry or prose featured on the poetry post at the Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation. This poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/20/15
7/20/15

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is seeking workshop proposals for summer 2016. Sitka attracts nearly 1,000 students to its approximately 100 workshops each summer at its campus on the central...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.

Judge:...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/7/15
7/7/15

Umpqua Plein Air has become a popular regional art event among painters from all over the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. For some artists, this event is their first exposure...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/1/15
7/1/15

The Diversity Resource Center (DRC) located in the Student Union of Mt. Hood Community College is offering exhibit space for artists engaged in topics including, but not limited to: social justice...

Deadline: 9/1/15
6/15/15
6/15/15

White Bird is looking for four talented artists to beautify their sandwich board signs! These sandwich boards appear at every Newmark Theatre and Lincoln Hall show. Selected artists will...

Work to be finished by: 9/1/15
3/17/15
3/17/15

Announcing a Call to Artists for the 2016 Multnomah Arts Center Gallery schedule of monthly juried exhibits.   Experienced and emerging artists living in Oregon or Washington (in the...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/24/15
7/24/15

Soundwave ((7)) in San Francisco will explore sonic relationships to architecture. The festival is seeking innovative artists, performers, musicians, architects, and designers who can translate...

Deadline: 9/4/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized...

Deadline: 9/4/15
7/1/15
7/1/15

The Greater Denton (Texas) Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and...

Deadline: 9/4/15
6/24/15
6/24/15

RE-THINKING CERAMICS: A regional juried art show of work from Oregon. Open to Oregon artists working with clay. 

Cash Awards:
    • ...

Deadline: 9/4/15
6/24/15
6/24/15

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter....

Deadline: 9/4/15
7/31/15
7/31/15

The City of Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the revitalization of Tacoma’s Lincoln Business District and Neighborhood by creating permanent public artwork(s)...

Deadline: 9/8/15
7/30/15
7/30/15

The Minnesota State Arts Board requests proposals from professional public artists or artist-led teams to design, fabricate, and install a permanent, site-specific public artwork at the Century...

Deadline: 9/8/15
6/24/15
6/24/15

Theme: Open Theme

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show. Show us your favorite photographic shots. Open to all themes and ideas, all methods and...

Deadline: 9/9/15
7/20/15
7/20/15

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission...

Deadline: 9/11/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

The Artist Exhibit Program of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance consists of 16 Clackamas County Public gallery venues that rotate original artwork every 3 or 4 months. Their annual application...

Deadline: 9/11/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over.  You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original drawings completed in the past three years, not previously shown in a...

Deadline: 9/12/15
7/1/15
7/1/15

SM15 is an open call for artists to celebrate the small format in art. Inviting all artists and designers to submit works of art in any media and in any style no larger than 12”x12...

Deadline: 9/13/15
6/29/15
6/29/15

Sculpture Fix is pleased to present a call for entry to its international group show Global Glass 2015. Sculpture Fix seeks contemporary glass artwork for exhibit in Global Glass...

Deadline: 9/13/15
5/26/15
5/26/15

Do you have a secret? What deep place do you keep it? What does your soul whisper in the dark and where does that voice come from? Is it made up of your fantasies, dreams, desires, fears,...

Deadline: 9/13/15
7/31/15
7/31/15

Every city has a certain charm to itself; from its inhabitants, unique architecture or geography, these qualities combine to give a city its persona. Whether you're a local or a visitor , in...

Deadline: 9/14/15
7/14/15
7/14/15

Fountain Street Fine Arts, in Framingham MA. is seeking all artist/all types of media. The Show is called Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground, Juried by John Colan, the Chair of Design...

Deadline: 9/15/15
7/6/15
7/6/15
Call for artists for the third Project: Postcard exhibit and fundraiser, sponsored by the Department of Art at New Mexico State University. Alumni, students and faculty, friends, former faculty...
Deadline: 9/18/15
6/10/15
6/10/15

This is the 9th annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience and they are looking for amazing artists to take part. It is an outdoor exhibit and sculptures will placed around Downtown Kissimmee on...

Deadline: 9/18/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120...

Deadline: 9/20/15
7/2/15
7/2/15

Call for international entries for the 2015 images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, sponsored by the Tehama County Photo Club, Red Bluff, Ca. $2,650 in prizes. Open to all...

Deadline: 9/21/15
7/24/15
7/24/15

The NCECA 50th Anniversary Conference, Makers, Mentors and Milestones, will be held in Kansas City, MO March 16–19, 2016. In conjunction with the conference, the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center...

Deadline: 9/23/15
7/29/15
7/29/15

Submitted portfolios are evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center...

Deadline: 9/30/15
6/8/15
6/8/15

Call for Entries: LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented...

Deadline: 9/30/15
6/17/15
6/17/15

PLEIN AIR @ WASHINGTON COUNTY 2015. Open to all plein air artists  to explore and paint the beauty
of Washington County, Oregon. Presented this year by Sequoia Gallery + Studios,...

Check in (7:30-9am) 10/1/15
6/12/15
6/12/15

Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Entries must be original fine art prints in any media.  Image size may not exceed 60...

Deadline: 10/2/15
5/18/15
5/18/15

Basic Space Gallery is seeking visual artist to submit to the jury exhibition, “Silence Without”, occurring in November. This show is an attempt at redefining our language and...

Deadline: 10/4/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2016. Artists and/or artists groups of...

Deadline: 10/7/15
5/14/15
5/14/15

The 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) is now accepting submissions! The festival will be taking place in Missoula, Montana  February 19-28, 2016.

BSDFF accepts...

Late deadline: 10/14/15
6/15/15
6/15/15

Vashon Allied Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work in any media for 2016 Vashon Allied Arts Gallery monthly exhibitions. They are interested in exhibiting: painting,...

Deadline: 10/15/15
7/22/15
7/22/15

Clatsop Community College is accepting entries for the tenth annual international juried competition to be held January 21 - March 10, 2016 at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery...

Deadline: 11/7/15
1/28/15
1/28/15

The competition for the Apocalypse Prize is a painting competition free and open to all during the year 2015.The Competition is divided into three divisions according to the age of the participant...

Deadline: 12/31/15
7/24/15
7/24/15

FATVillage in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in collaboration with Neil Ramsay, presents its first regional “ArtsUP” project. “ArtsUP” is an open-call project for artists or artist...

Deadline: 1/1/16
5/26/15
5/26/15

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our Differences invites...

Postmarked Deadline: 1/4/16
7/29/15
7/29/15

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
7/6/15
7/6/15

Agora Gallery New York, welcomes portfolio submissions from talented artists who are interested in having their work promoted to a wider audience....

No deadline
6/9/15
6/9/15

"The Free Art Machine" by Chicago The Beautiful. They  create walls of free art in unexpected places, each piece selected from artist submissions. Pieces are free to take...

No deadline
4/1/15
4/1/15

Gallery 114, a cooperative gallery located in the Pearl District is seeking innovative and talented artists to join our collective. Each of the artists has the opportunity to exhibit, individually...

No deadline
2/24/15
2/24/15

The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) located at 3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard inside Biggi Plaza, is seeking to showcase quarterly art displays by local artists. The space can...

Ongoing
9/16/14
7/29/15

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
2/18/14
1/15/15
Red Raven Gallery,440 ferry St. SE Salem,Oregon 97301. Right now they have member openings for but not limited to jewelers, furniture, ceramics and unique garden art.Members...
No deadline
11/15/13
11/15/13

SHELTERS: Whether it’s homemade, nature-made, diagrams, ideas and plans for a potential, photographs/paintings of your own, in the woods, in the city, underground, above ground, for humans,...

ongoing
10/8/13
10/8/13

The Planetary Path of Newberg, in partnership with the Ford Institute of Leadership Program, is developing a scale solar system in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Each planet will feature a common...

ongoing
9/3/13
9/3/13

North Bank Artists Community Project is seeking new members for its gallery located in downtown Vancouver WA. North Bank Artists Gallery is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to the local...

No deadline